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tomorrow night. it all begins at 7:00. >>> there as still many katrina victims struggling to get back to work. we'll introduce you to a family the st. bernard is helping to get back on track. >> what's fact and fiction when it comes to dieting? >> weather wise today we hit 63 receipt after midnight -- right after midnight. as we take a look at our next weather maker, a chance for snow showers in the morning. the details coming up on abc2 news at 6:00. we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. >>> not only are ravens fans great fans, they're great people. abc2's jamie costello led a group of them to rebuild a home on the way to the super bowl. >> reporter: gone. left town. departed. >> no my life didn't stop when katrina hit. life goes on. it just makes you a better person. >> i'm used to being in control of stuff. everything i've ever done, put the pieces together. when something happens that you have no control over, it puts y
to september 2012, homeland security ig report, following hurricanes katrina and rita, and other disasters, up until december 31, 2010, fema diss burred more than $8 billion in assistance payments. it was later determined that, quote, we lacked internal controls, resulted in improper payments of $621 million to over 167,000 recipients who either were ineligible or received duplicate payments. additionally, on this issue, fema, as of september 7th, this past year, had recouped only 1.3 million, and also spent an estimated $7 million to attempt to recoup those payments. so we spent nearly $6 million more than we recouped from the fraudulent payments. mr. chairman, the paperwork is already being done on these grants as a result of sandy. they're already being recorded on a computer in fema. it is not an undo burden to make that information transparent. i just flew back in from kansas, as did many of my colleagues, from the district, and last week i did four town hall meetings in additional to 140 in the last two years, and my constituents look at this spending and our trillion dollar deficit, the
of attention. >> seven and half years after katrina, new orleans says it is ready for the super bowl and a brighter future. >> there is a super bowl ad from volkswagen that is getting a lot of comments tonight. it features a white man and he is speaking to his co-workers with a jamaican accent. critics have called the commercial racist fear some even suggest that the portrayal is reminiscent of black face. however, the president of the institute of caribbean studies disagrees. he says, in part -- he goes on to say that any one of the actors in the commercial could be a native jamaica because the country is so diverse. volkswagen has no plans to pull the commercial. >> speaking of the super bowl, with just a couple of days away from the big game between the ravens and the 49ers -- >> new orleans has really come a long way since the devastation of hurricane katrina -- hurricane katrina. bob is in the big easy right now. they want the world to know what has changed their -- changed there. >> they have done a lot of work and want to spend the world. the super dome has been completely r
of volunteers still rebuilding homes seven years after katrina. >> this is where i want to be, back here in new orleans. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, when republicans and democrats say they have found agreement on a major controversy, that's news. and that's where we begin tonight. influential members of the senate-- four from each party-- said today they have a breakthrough on comprehensive immigration reform. which would include a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants and tough enforcement of the borders. immigration is also one of the president's highest priorities for his second term. there are a lot of ways this could fail, but many on capitol hill agree tonight it's the best chance in years. nancy cordes is at the capitol with details. nancy? >> reporter: scott, these eight senators say they sense an opening on the issue now and a new willingness among republicans to compromise on immigration after president obama won the latino vote by 71% in the november election. the senators behind the plan ar
. >> it is the first time new orleans is hosting the super bowl since hurricane katrina. brad bell joins us live from new orleans with how the community has recovered. >> the people who market new orlin said that those who watched the game in tv are come to the crescent city will see a town that is on the upswing. the superdome itself has been refurbished. we went out and looked around today at some of the places that were hit katrina hit no part of your lens harder than the ninth ward. was an already challenge neighborhood when the waters came. many people died. some rescued from their roofs. >> it just shocked us. >> he was lucky enough to have evacuated his home. >> it was very bad. we had eight or 9 feet of water. >> this home tells perfectly the story of the horror that was katrina. inside, even though the house has been gutted, you can still look up and see the hole in the roof cut by people who saw refuge from the attic. restoration has come slowly to this community. there are many houses just like that and even more empty lots where damage was more serious. but there are also signs of improve
of accepting kickbacks to exchange be favored with contracts after hurricane katrina. >> we will use whatever means as necessary. >> he became the face and voice of new orleans after hurricane katrina hit. the storms devastated parts of the city, and for many, mayor ray nagin seemed to be the only one demanding action. he is now charged with counts of wire fraud, bribery, filing false tax returns, and others. he took payments, travel, and other awards, they allege, in exchange for contracts. the indictment reads -- >> mayor ray nagin used his capacity for things that benefit the interests of individuals providing him with bribery kick back pay ops. >> they also glitchy accepted bribes to secure millions of dollars in contracts to rebuild after katrina. they are expected to testify against the former mayor. two officials have also pled guilty. his performance during katrina essentially assured a separate term in 2006. >> we are drawing a line in the sand and saying, "we have had in -- had it." completing office in 2010, he kept a low profile, rarely mentioned in the media, until now. aljazeera
on the big game. . >> you know, some parts of new orleans have barely started to come back from katrina but slowly recovery is happening. the st. bernard project finishes homes that were damaged. thehead of the project says more than seven years after the storm t need for volunteers has not diminished there's 130 clients on our waiting scomplis we get ten plus calls a week from folks who own homes and can't afford to rebuild their houses. thank youg thankfully the problems are solve blt and we would love the people of baltimore to come out and be part of the solution. >> abc2 news has paired with the st. bernard project. we'llbe working on a home tomorrow in new orleans along with ravens fans. we have more information on how you can donate to the project on our website at westbound qb. >> donna bricks knows all about the homecoming of the st. we are -- bernard project. jamiecostello explains how she, together with volunteers would not let katrina keep her from her home. >> thank you lord, i have a home. i have a place to be. >> donna's place is on stormy farm side road. if you surv
hurricane katrina and there are still projects unresolved. want to make the same mistakes happen with hurricane sandy. these reforms will help address those problems, stream line the process and allow communities to rebuild faster, smarter and save money. >> i want to the thank mr. shuster, mr. had rahall and mr. denim for their important work to bring this matter to the floor so soon after the weekend, after the recess. and i associate myself with the remarks of mr. denim. i therefore rise in support of h.r.219, the sandy recovery improvement act of 2013. this bipartisan measure consists of reforms to expedite the recovery process for those communities that received disaster declarations for hurricane sandy as well as the future presidential declared disasters. i believe this may be the first time these reforms with any significant event have been tested. because many of the provisions included in the bill are matters that we have long worked for and that were incorporated into similar legislation in past congresses. several of the provisions will streamline the rebuilding proce
reponse to hurricane katrina and superstore sandy. we take that up in tonight's "chalk talk." provocative new documentary that shows how terrorists have successfully infiltrated the united states. the film's producer, an award winning journalist joins us here next. ♪ ♪ lou: newly released images show a former fbi agent who is kidnapped released six years ceo. these images released today led the man's family show robert levenson posing in an orange jumpsuit. his wife released the 2-year-old photographs saying, she did so because she believes the government is letting them off the yoke. repeatedly denied any knowledge whatsoever of his whereabouts. u.s. officials say the government is responsible for the images and video produced in the late 2011. the muslim brotherhood, and other radical islamist of shoes are hiding in plain sight right here in the united states. documented it all. the grand deception. >> the muslim brotherhood is an international movement. the goal of which is to create an islamic state niversally all over the world. in my mind and is the mother of all islamic orgazat
, these are records that we offed as a result of her cane katrina. we had to dry these out in the parking lot. >> reporter: you dried these out in the parks lot. >> yes, circ we did. >> reporter: despite the burdensome process gun traces marked "urgent" are usually completed in 24 hours but routine traces average about five days. the a.t.f.'s workload is about to become even heavier, scott, because president obama has proposed all guns recovered by federal law enforcement agencies be addressed. that would add about 100,000 more gun traces each year. >> pelley: chip reid at the a.t.f. chip, thanks very much. that battery flab has grounded all of the 787 dreamliners may that battery flab has grounded all of the 787 dreamliners may be worse than we thought. that's next. but your erectile dysfunction - helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you know,that could be a question you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all you
on. that's why we exist. >> was this your position on katrina? >> yeah, we opposed the katrina relief bill. it wasn't offset. look what happened with hurricane katrina the relief bill, passed a huge spending bill. wasn't offset. no accountability, and afterward we heard stories about fema trailers being left untouched in new orleans, why people were starving in the streets. again -- >> if i can make an additional point, reflecting on the first segment of the program there are votes and there are key votes, club for growth says this is a key vote, which means it factors in. barney, correct me if i'm wrong, it factors into the rating that it gives to members. >> that's right. >> this plays a role in primary season. this is the sort of thing where if you voted for that, you got lesser of a score for the club for growth. you haves increased the odds you will draw a republican opponent in the next mid term election. >> i understand. that is the threat. but playing that sort of game when you have people in need seems to be strangely ugly and puts republican candidates -- for get democrats -
. [laughter] hang on. i agree with rush that katrina is a force of nature oherself. none of the destructive capabilities, but a great deal of power. she brings a driving passion into her work. the flame has gotten brighter of late. we will talk about the progress of perspective -- progressive perspective. little seems to have become toxic and passe -- liberal seems to have become toxic and passe at the same time. a few years ago, the proposition we have to defend was "good riddance to mainstream media." we each had an interest in this. katrina made our case forcefully. she did it without a hint of an edge or snarky humor or even questionable taste. twe won and were not shy about celebrating. we were exuberant celebrators. the sense of grace combined with her intensity and style. in a world of kardashians and other circus acts in the media, she is a giant gusts of intelligence and class. it makes me feel old to say this, but i know her mom, and equally fascinating woman, a great writer. her grandfather founded the music corporation of america that defined culture and music today. having said
orleans. it was started by a washington, d.c. thorn who moved to new orleans after hurricane katrina to help get involved. christian schaffer talked with him. >> reporter: much of the lower ninth ward hasn't started to come back, but slowly recovery is happening. we found volunteers working with the st. bernard project inside every room of this home, including marty shield, a retired federal employee who lives in prince george's county. >> i get to see physical things done. >> reporter: she made her first trip to new orleans to volunteer one year after katrina and she's been coming back ever since. >> there's still lots to do. i don't think we'll get anything done if we don't start doing it. >> reporter: the work on dozens of houses is closely monitored. >> they did drywall. >> reporter: they finish about 100 homes every year. the head of the organization said more than seven years after the storm, the need for volunteers has not dismissed. >> we think there's lack of knowledge. >> reporter: and there is more to do. the st. bernard project has more than 133 clients on its waiting lis
katrina victims who are trying to get back in their home. weught up with one home e owner who went home for the first time after 7 year sgrs it has been 7 years since katrina and it looks like new orleans still need ace lot of help. this empty lot used to be a school but today, we were present as at least one new orleanses homeowner got back into her home. >> welcome home. >> any time you move into a new home, it's special but for cynthia davis a new orleans resident who's been out of her home for more than 7 years, today is something more. >> all the volunteers came together and i'm the happiest person alive, i believe. >> hurricane katrina devastated new orleans destroying thousands of homes and also the city's transportation system. vie yoella helped to bring it back and now they've partnered with the st. bernard project to help rebuild homes. >> we couldn't be happier. every time we're involved with a program like this, we get much more than we give so we are thrilled to be part of it. >> ravens fans here in new orleans for superbowl 47 have a chance to help out. >> the raven
in evolution, not revolution. >> katrina, did you read the foreign affairs article that backs up the occupy movement? there was a recent article about the new progressive movement. there is more coming out about the occupy agenda and what they want. you have articulated some of the agenda. geoffrey sax talked about three- regulating the market -- regulating the market. it is all there. why is it not been articulated by the media? >> i think it is. it is not up to -- different occupy's have different demands. it is up to people like "the nation" and other groups like rebuild the dream, national people's action, the progressive caucus. occupy wall street is a spirit. they're committed at the moment to not having concrete demands. we have six ideas. one would be the robin hood tax. the other would be to change the way our tax structure is organized, how to get money out of politics, hold corporations responsible, support attorney general's fighting for for closure relief. there are six of 10. >> have you ever been wrong? [laughter] >> occupy wall street is a moral compass. they are articulatin
is looking a lot better than the last time i was in new orleans for hurricane katrina. this is the place where people took refuge with the waters rose. they put a lot of money into it to make it look absolutely perfect. as we look into downtown new orleans, just past that is the french quarter. that is one of the places where the fans will be heading, looking for music and good food. sorry to say we have not had a chance to sample any of that good food since we arrived, but it is in our plan. people are looking for gumbo and jambalaya and po boys. alligator is on the menu here in new orleans here and when you eat, you will be hearing music. there is street musician everywhere, blues groups and jazz groups. it's a quiet town right now, but people are starting to show up and it's going to be a wild week. >> thank you. thousands of fans packed said baltimore inner harbor today for a rally for the ravens. the loudest cheers were for linebacker ray lewis to plans to retire after the superbowl. after the rally, the team headed straight to the airport to fly to new orleans. today is
to rebuild two homes for families from hurricane katrina. >> reporter: for the st. bernard project to rebuild homes, they rely on volunteers. >> today we're getting dire tip and helping our community. >> reporter: today a group of students from southern university came to lefthand a helping hand. >> it's important that we as the university reach out to the community. it's important to give back. >> reporter: trista webb has her heart in helping others. >> i'm a social worker. >> it feels good to say we were part of that move, the st. bernard project helping. >> i am a ravens fan. >> reporter: even though he is from new orleans, he has switched off and become a ravens fan for six years. his favorite player, ray lewis, and he can prove it. [ laughter ] >> i've been fortunate enough to have a roof over my head, pretty much all of it. to help someone have the same experience and be blessed, it's a good experience. it's humbling. >> reporter: so this crew has about one month left and they'll finish this home. after that they're moving on. there are eight other homes. don harrison, abc2 news. >> yo
down this place. now it is vibrant as the city tries to bounce back from hurricane katrina. this will be the first post- katrina superbowl the city will host, and the mayor wants to post many more. media day. is a circus. reporting live in new orleans inside the superdome, john gonzalez abc7 news. >> only johnny g right? >> i love that he is right in the center of the action. across the country people are getting snow. a powerful cold front is bringing in wild weather. cold weather has been reported from texas to kansas. it will not last. it is rippling to the east enjoying milder weather today. adam caskey is here now with a look at our first forecast. adam i know this time of year you do not prefer the warm temperatures. >> that is right. i would rather be need deep in snow. it is january. we will the colder temperatures later this week. bright sunshine. hi cloud over arlington. 61 degrees measured at washington-lee high school. 67 in manassas. 69 in frederick. 67 in madison, va.. some locations out of washington are at that 70-degree mark. i think tomorrow we will see mo
-calling. this goes far beyond any of that. the fact is, 10 days after katrina, $60 million was appropriated. it has been nine weeks and nothing has been appropriated at all by this congress to the people of new york, new jersey, connecticut, and long island, which i represent. over that last five or seven weeks, we did everything that the republican leadership asked us to do. governor cuomo came down. he met with the speaker. governor christie came down and met with the speaker. mayor bloomberg came down and met with the majority leader. we were asked to submit documentation. all of them submitted documentation. when we asked if there was anything else required, they said no. when the bill came from the senate, we were told there were sport in the bill. that was taken out of the -- there was pork in the bill. that was taken out of the bill. let me say at this time, my dealings with them, i know that he was fighting hard to get the bill on the calendar. i know it was the speaker has said the bill was being pulled. i consider myself a friend of john boehner. it pains me to say this, but the fact is t
integrity in the news. seven years ago, this man, ray nagin, was the face of hurricane katrina, then the mayor of new orleans fighting for his city. >> katrina was not discriminatory in its destruction. katrina created an environment where we were fighting for our lives to save people. >> today we learned he's been indicted, charged with taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks, allegedly even steering katrina related contracts to his friends and associates. >>> and if you were watching the markets today, you saw it. in the final minutes before the closing bell, a big rally, the dow and the s&p rocketing up to a five-year high, the highest since the earliest days of the recession, december 2007. >>> in the nation's capital, the final preparations are under way for the inauguration. as many as 800,000 people expected to descend. even as the cdc has issued a new warning about the flu and being careful of crowds. today a scientist has said the flu has spread to 48 states. though we seem to be halfway through the crisis, about another six weeks to go, we wond
at the city of the site of a client. that city was new orleans. this was a few weeks after hurricane katrina, which we all know will be probably the greatest civil engineering set of blunders that our country has made in our country's history. and what we all learn from hurricane katrina is what happens when we don't have a community that is prepared and a set of relationships that is ready to be hit by the big one. which leads me to the third reason why i wake up at night. the neighborhoods that i represent in the northeast not only represent the oldest neighborhoods in our city, but some of the most vulnerable. we have some of the poorest residents. half of my district are recent immigrants who are mono lingual. i have hundreds of constituents who live in buildings that contain them where they live three, four, five people in a room that might be no larger than 10 by 15 feet, in buildings that are absolutely prone to earthquake, fire, and the next major disaster. and, so, i was asked to just mention if i had three things that i want you to tell us as your civilian leaders. the first has to
in the last 40 years: ivan, dennis, katrina. and katrina i was the commander of the medical forces in pensacola, florida, and i owned the branch clinics that existed in new orleans, pascagula and gulf port, mississippi. we thought we had dodged the bullet and then the levies broke and who would have predicted that there was a sea of humanity in the super dome that basically was in extreme miss? who would have predicted in this day and age we would lose many, many people based on the fact they couldn't be medevacked, that the hospitals themselves had been flooded and the hospital staff was having to carry critically ill patients up to the top floors to avoid the water that was filling in the rooms. who would have predicted that? and were we set up to handle that? and who would have predicted in the early goings there would be civic disorder and civic disobedience and lack of command and control and then the military came there and provided that stability for a while until the civic authorities took over and eventually got things moving in a fairly organized continuum. we learned
that monitors your brushing habits and stores the info on the web. katrina says these gadgets are going to cost you your privacy. so you say we're overreacting. why? >> look, i think at this point in time we all have phones, tvs, cable boxes, ordering movies, hotel room orders, people already know a bunch of stuff about us even without us going into the home -- neil: so you just surrender that as a given? >> well, i learn from history. so it's a fact that that has already happened means when i do choose the devices that are going in my home, i'm getting more smart about the things that could happen and insuring that the appliances that i choose have those security measures built in -- neil: but how do you know they're not doing something that you don't know? >> here's the thing, lie's full of that. -- life's full of that. they can always do something they don't know. neil: what if you discover it after the fact, your toaster's been watching you? >> yeah, well -- [laughter] neil: mine does, i swear it. [laughter] >> look, i think the only antidote against that is going into the mountains and hav
katrina. when the southerners were voting their own pocketbooks, when the southern republicans were helping themselves out in what was really a tragedy as well as this one and it was very vivid, maybe more vivid in terms of national coverage than new york, i got to tell you, i didn't hear anybody talking about offsets. i heard them saying let's get the money to people like haley barbour. let's get them the money. >> i understand that, but let's look at history. the dynamics were a little different. you were in a totally different political climate. all we've been talking about in the last two years is cutting spending and revenue versus spending fights. it's more to do about where we are in time right now. we didn't have a deficit and debt crisis the way we do right now. let's be fair about the facts. we are in a debt crisis. however, when something like this happens, it's an exception to the rule. these people are hurting. they need the help of the federal government, and that's what we're going to deliver today. the bottom line is we're going to move forward and get this done. >>
making these decisions have not been affected by almost every place like katrina or california with earthquakes and droughts and floods, you name it, with the ne being hit twice with in 2011- 2012, missouri, i visited iowa and florida and inspected the floods and they were devastated. it is hard unless you see it to understand the impact it has. the most compelling reason is the look in the eyes of people who asked --"what are we going to do to help?" what is the answer? is it not a prayer -- priority? let's honor our responsibilities which is the place where people place their trust. they don't like government and they don't want this or that but in a time like this, in a time of emergency, this is when we put -- prove our worth. let prove our worth and urged the speaker to bring this legislation to the floor, quickly dealt with while the senate is still there and return to the president for his signature and hope we can flow from here instead of a sense of wonderment, don't tell me that. let us be able to tell the people that we feel their pain and we know what they're going
billion to victims of 9/11, katrina and several others, bp, and virginia tech, and some of the others, so what is your role as far as superstorm sandy is concerned? >> liberty mutual, private insurers, with claims all over the atlantic region has decided to set up a program to accelerate the processes of insurance claims rising out of sandy. anybody insured with liberty first tries to resolve the claim in the normal course with liberty. if that does not work, liberty has asked me to set up an independent mediation program designed to place the insured and the insurer together with a neutral third party to try to resolve the claim quickly within a matter of four to six weeks, without resort to litigation. >> so you will be medicimediati liberty and individuals who are not satisfied with the money that they would have gotten after they paid all the premiums over the years? >> that is right, all the claims, automobile insurance claims, all of those claims first go to liberty. now in katrina, liberty resolved like 95% of those claims. but if you're not getting satisfaction, then this program
. we have this process. i have seen it good and bad in this regard, or katrina, the initiative that came out with a failure of initiative. we did, however, moved $50 billion in that one in ten days. there are now three of us here from florida and my colleague and i experienced hurricane andrew, and there for every one of the sky every last one of us in this body ought to be trying to think ahead not just now but how can we do the things that are necessary, and i do accuse some members of the party of having an agenda when they start talking about all things like that that are going to further delay. i was proud there was one young man i saw on television that did go up to new jersey and actually ignored the fact that when his disaster struck he had gotten the funds for it, but when he saw it all of a sudden he changed his mind. that is politically convenient but the simple fact of the matter is all of us have seen these things. i have personal feelings about that that are relative in the area that i know. i grew up in queens and in atlantic city. to see the boardwalk gone my da
. roy will talk about lessons learned from hurricane katrina. he is the gulf coast director of international relief and development, former fema coordinator for gulf coast recovery. the united states leadership forum believes we should learn from past programs, so we are pleased to bring you this portion of our program, lessons learned from hurricane katrina. mark roy was chief of staff for fema's louisiana operations following katrina and rita. . 2007-20 he is founding faculty member of the disaster resilience leadership academy in new orleans. he maintains appointments as an adjunct assessor and -- professor with the school of health and tropical medicine. currently gulf coast rector for international relief and development. a nongovernmental organization which provides economic development and relief assistance to areas affected by disasters and other destructive actions. esther mark roy. -- mr. mark roy. [applause] >> thank you. i went to pick up on a comment that the admiral made initially about response. i think it is fairly well- established that that we are much bet
on this small portion. but as we did in katrina, we should have acted almost immediately to meet the pain and suffering and loss of the citizens, our fellow americans, who were the victims of sandy but shouldn't have been the victims of our delay. a support this legislation and i urge the speaker and all of us on both sides of the aisle to ensure that on the 15th of this month we act for the balance of the initial dollars that will be available to assist those who have had this loss. i will be very supportive on the 15th and i know that people of connecticut, of new jersey, of new york, and of pennsylvania and of america will hold the speaker and all of us to the promise that no later than the 15th of this month, some 11 days from today, that we will make a full contribution to those people. i yield back the balance of my time. >> the gentleman from new jersey. >> i yield to the gentleman from new jersey who also recognizes that there have been absolutely no victims of delay when it comes to the flood insurance program because their payments have been made continuously because th
it in policy over the years and certainly things have advanced since 9/11 and hurricane katrina, but there has been a real gap in detailed preplanning for emergency response, particularly as it works its way down the chain into the tactical forces that would respond, most specifically i think those on active duty. this is an area that we don't tend to pay a lot of attention to and very often when it comes we tray to look the other way. i believe that we have been reasonably responsive in immediate response, immediate response by doctrine and policy are military dod authorities moving out their gates into their neighborhoods when a disaster hits right next door. i mean, that seems to make sense. we have good relationships at our bases and stations and the ability to roll out and assist is something you would expect to work out pretty well. some of that has matured, in fact. in the state of california we have established a number of agreements, most particularly the wildfires where both third fleet and the expeditionary force assign helicopters in the need we are requested, it's pre-planned, o
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